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Our Favorite Librarians

By Joanna Robinson | Miscellaneous | February 8, 2011 |

By Joanna Robinson | Miscellaneous | February 8, 2011 |

Listen, my children, and you shall hear me whisper the following in your ear. IT’S LIBRARY LOVERS WEEK! Oops, I shouted. I can’t help it, I love libraries. I’m a stubborn book worm who refuses to convert to the e-book cult so you can imagine how my heart both pitters and patters when I walk in a library. I love the smell of mildew in the morning.

But a library is nothing without the bespectacled gents and tightly wound ladies who run the show. Actually, one of my favorite people in the world is a librarian and a looser girl you’ll never meet. (Dubious compliment!) My brother did ask her to demonstrate a proper “shush” once at a party and it made me quake in my stylish yet affordable boots. This post is dedicated to the unsung heroes of the book world, librarians. We’d sing your praise more often, but you’d likely shush us for trying.

Tim Robbins—“The Shawshank Redemption”
Areas of Expertise: Alexandre Dumas and French Pronunciation

Shirley Jones—“The Music Man”
Areas of Expertise: Honoré de Balzac and Choreography

Parker Posey—“Party Girl”
Areas of Expertise: Melvil Dewey and His System

Anthony Stewart Head—“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
Areas of Expertise: Demonology and Watching

Katherine Hepburn—“Desk Set”
Areas of Expertise: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Trans-Atlantic English

Robert Downey Jr.—“Chances Are”
Area of Expertise: William Shakespeare and Fooling and Fiddling with The Folios

That Scary Ghost Lady—“Ghostbusters”
Area of Expertise: Tobin and Symmetrical Book Stacking

Joanna Robinson made sure to include Giles just to raise the ire of a notoriously curmudgeonly Pajiban librarian.

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